Often, the best way to tell a hospital's story is through the care that its patients have received. Over the years, thousands of patients have had their lives transformed by the treatments and care they have received at Chester County Hospital. We are happy to share with you some of their amazing stories.

Gerry's Story

Shoulder Pain | Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery

“I had always been an athlete, surfing, kayaking, you name it. Then, I was stricken by shoulder pain, and it seemed like nobody could get me back on track. That is, until I went to Chester County Hospital for shoulder replacement. Now, Iā€™m making waves again.”

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Ruffenach 570

More Patient Stories

Ruffenach 570

Gerry's Story

Shoulder Pain

Ruffenach 620

Gerry's Story

Shoulder Pain

When lifelong athlete Gerry Ruffenach was sidelined with shoulder pain, he turned to the orthopaedic experts at Chester County Hospital to help resume his active lifestyle.

Slauch 570

John's Story

Hip and Back Pain

Slauch 620

John's Story

Hip and Back Pain

John is the Chief of Police for the Borough of Oxford. Pain in his hip created a major physical challenge in his role as a law enforcement officer. Until he received a total hip replacement at Chester County Hospital which got him moving and pain free again.

Merritt 570

Daniel's Story

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Merritt 620

Daniel's Story

Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

For years, Daniel Merritt suffered a variety of mysterious symptoms. He even had two strokes. By using Insertable Cardiac Monitoring, Chester County Hospital cardiologists were able to identify Atrial Fibrillation as a cause and prescribe a life-changing course of action.


Maggie Guterl 570

Maggie's Story

Abdominal Pain

Maggie Guterl 620

Maggie's Story

Abdominal Pain

When her adult daughter Maggie complained of repeated abdominal pain that couldn't be resolved elsewhere, Gail Guterl brought her to Chester County Hospital where the cause was quickly identified and treated.

Joe Carroll 570

Joe's Story

Chest Pain/Blocked Arteries

Joe Carroll 620

Joe's Story

Chest Pain/Blocked Arteries

Former Chester County District Attorney and marathon runner Joe Carroll's chest pains were caused by blocked arteries. Two stents and a Transradial Access Catheterization at Chester County Hospital helped him become pain free in no time.

Sandi Chadwick 570

Sandi's Story

Pelvic Pain

Sandi Chadwick 620

Sandi's Story

Pelvic Pain

When Sandi Chadwick found out there was a surgical option for an extremely painful condition caused by uterine fibroids, she was excited to hear that she was a perfect candidate for da Vinci Robotic Surgery.

Sue and Larry Davis 570

Sue and Larry's Story

Cardiac Arrest

sue and Larry Davis 620

Sue and Larry's Story

Cardiac Arrest

Sue Davis experienced a frightening late night heart attack. She credits her husband Larry's cool response and Chester County Hospital's fast action using a unique therapy with saving her life.

Vorbach 570

Wini's Story

Chronic Illness

Vorbach 620

Wini's Story

Chronic Illness

Toward the end of her eighth decade, the painful effects of arthritis and rectal cancer became more difficult for Wini Vorbach and her family to ignore. Fortunately, Wini had plenty of help from Neighborhood Health's Palliative Care Program.

Dottie OBrien 570

Dottie's Story

Heart Attack

Dottie OBrien 570

Dottie's Story

Heart Attack

When Dottie O'Brien experienced a heart attack, Chester County Hospital's emergency department, catheterization lab and cardiology team mobilized with speed, efficiency, and a sense of urgency that saved her life.

Endslow 570

Ellen's Story

Breast Cancer

Endslow 620

Ellen's Story

Breast Cancer

When Ellen Endslow was diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer, she immediately set out to gather the facts that would help her make a decision about treatment. She chose genetic counseling for several reasons.

Dimarzio 570

Mary's Story

Blocked Arteries

Dimarzio 620

Mary's Story

Blocked Arteries

At the age of 88, Mary DiMarzio had a heart attack which brought her to Chester County Hospital for risky and complex heart bypass surgery. Two weeks later, she was on the road to recovery.

McGowan 570

Megan's Story

Breast Cancer/Pregnancy

McGowan 620

Megan's Story

Breast Cancer/Pregnancy

Megan McGowan's  breast cancer diagnosis came during her 37th week of pregnancy. A team of professionals from Chester County Hospital moved swiftly to successfully treat her cancer and deliver her baby.

Schnably 570

Mike's Story

Hip Pain

Schnably 620

Mike's Story

Hip Pain

Competitive tennis player Mike Schnably began experiencing severe hip pain. At Chester County Hospital, he found an alternative solution to hip replacement surgery that allowed him to get back on the court in no time.

Dajevsksis 570

Peter's Story

Blocked Arteries

Dajevskis 620

Peter's Story

Blocked Arteries

An evaluation by Chester County Hospital showed that Peter Dajevskis' chest discomfort was due to severe blockages in his three main coronary arteries. Two days later, our surgeons performed a beating heart or "off-pump" multi-vessel by-pass surgery that saved his life.

Skosko Twins 570

Landon and Nolan's Story

High-Risk, Complicated Childbirth

Skosko Twins 620

Landon and Nolan's Story

High-Risk, Complicated Childbirth

When Robin Skosko developed complications during pregnancy, twins Landon and Nolan's survival was not guaranteed. But the dedicated team at Chester County Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit and affiliated staff from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia assured a successful delivery.

Gloria and Dick Powers 570

The Powers' Story

Heart Disease

Gloria and Dick Powers 620

The Powers' Story

Heart Disease

Both Gloria and Dick Powers suffered from chest pain due to obstructed arteries. Both received stents at Chester County Hospital. Both have continued living active, productive lives.

Wayne Mills 570

Wayne's Story

Knee Pain

Wayne Mills 620

Wayne's Story

Knee Pain

It's like night and day. The pain is completely gone now.

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